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Which tub is the best?

After talking to some local people today I have decided that I will replace the tub on my CJ. After doing some research I found a bunch of different types of tubs (Steel, Heavy Duty Steal, Kevlar and Fiberglass) Which one is the strongest and will hold up the best? Which material will be the easiest to work with? Anything else that I need to take into consideration?
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Re: Which tub is the best?

Since you have a CJ7, you could always go the YJ tub route and save yourself a bunch of money. If that sounds like a good idea, do a search and you can find a ton of info on it.
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Re: Which tub is the best?

hi there

from what i've heard (no actual experience, just through the grapevine) the steel bodies are all made in the philipines (sp?) and do not have the best quality welds making the steel bodies less than desireable.

again, no real experience, just what i've heard.

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Re: Which tub is the best?

Question is what are your plans for the jeep. not ALL steel tubs are made in phillipines. not sure but willys-overland was selling nos tubs and were going to start selling something called a replitub. price is high but so is quality. yj tub is probably your most economical choice.
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Re: Which tub is the best?

THIS IS A TUB: (the coolest one I've seen)



All stainless. No rust, no need for paint...Possible free membership in the Delorian club of America...

See Jim_Lou's Cost Of Restoration thread for more info.
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Re: Which tub is the best?

There are also aluminum tubs out there. I was pondering one for my CJ.

www.JPOffroad.com

they have really good looking tubs.
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That's cool LomodYJ! It's just what we need up here in "Rust Country".
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Thnaks for all the ideas. I like the stainless, but I want to keep my Jeep red.
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Re: Which tub is the best?

hi there

i was told by the owner of a 4 wheel drive store near madison wi that the philipeans (sp?) was the only place in the world that makes replacement steel bodies for the jeep(J&L 4 wheel drive center for anyone near madison WI).

i looked into willys overland replitub also and was under the impression that they took steel bodies that an ordinary joe (ie from over seas) could buy and then reinforce the welds and cut out all the necessary holes to make their replitub.

maybe i miss understood him though.

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